Mutual coupling effects on the channel capacity and the space-time processing of MIMO communication systems

Bruno Clerckx, Danielle Vanhoenacker-Janvier, Claude Oestges, Luc Vandendorpe

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Abstract

The channel capacity and the performance of MIMO systems in the presence of fading correlation and antenna coupling are investigated. Simulation results demonstrate that mutual coupling can improve the performance depending on the inter-element spacing and the richness of scattering. It is shown that the bit error rate performance of spatial multiplexing is particularly influenced by the decorrelation/correlation effect caused by mutual coupling. On the other hand, the bit error rate performance of transmit diversity is mainly affected by the resulting modification of antenna gain and received power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2638-2642
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2003 May 112003 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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